10/02/2011

Nib Dribble



At the end of the day, when the drawing stops it's usually due to the fact that what I want to get on paper no longer turns out right at all. The Plan for the day is finished. But rather than end the day on that sorry note there is the End of Day doodle. More reasonable than the 'Warm Up' sketch at the beginning of the day which is often an exercise in procrastination (why not start with the work planned for the day?) The End of Day is an easy treat diverting the fact that the drawing has got stinky.

Showed last week as A3 charcoal Wrestler and Captain Haddock, last nights was this small dip pen weirdo. I don't use the dip pen often so don't mind that it looks ropey.

4 comments:

John Welding said...

To fresh eyes it is a lovely little doodle. I have also been looking at Searle's work of late to get me through the day...

http://ronaldsearle.blogspot.com/

WJC said...

Thanks. And thanks for that link, Searle's work is so good.

Abi. said...

You are completely right about the procrastination of warm-up sketches. I gave them up a while back as I couldn't fight the urge to take them to completion, and hours later have to try and pick up the threads of my set tasks for the day.
This is excellent, I'll have to try an evening doodle instead.

Mark Kardwell said...

It looks a bit BOARDWALK EMPIRE to me.